Hosea the prophet.

God had Hosea marry a prosititute . I can only imagine what Hosea what thinking. He probably was thinking why me. He probably was even shocked when God asked him. He probably was thinking God are you really serious you want to marry a prosititute. I believe God was trying trying to Hosea how he was going to restore Isreal through him marrying Gomer. God was using Gomer as a illustration to show Hosea how far away from God Isreal had truly become.God was showing him how he was using Gomer as a bridge to bring Isreal back to him. He can draw us back to him as did with Gomer.


12 thoughts on “Hosea the prophet.

  1. It always amazes me to see how the Lord uses a real-life situation, let someone act out something to make a point. People have an idea that being a prophet is glamorous but the opposite is true. Only false prophets fly private jets.

  2. No matter what we have done, God stands there ready to restore us to Him! That’s why one of my favorite scripture is 2 Peter 3:9 “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise to us, as some men count slackness; but is long suffering toward us not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”

  3. The LORD God is quite different from the philosophers of this world. They propound theories to solve a solution only for their solutions to leave the matter hanging. When God addresses a matter, He profers a lasting solution. Take the sin question of humanity for example: He died for us to gain entrance into the belly of the earth in order to bring death down on its knees and the resultant effect? Today, Christians have the victory over death! What a mighty Good God we serve who has done all things well to the glory of His name. Amen!

  4. That is so true he is different in how he responds to man. He brings people to his salvation in many different ways. God was trying to draw Isreal back to his .

  5. Powerful story! This book actually redefined my faith and my life. Hosea’s relationship with Gomer was symbolic of Israel’s relationship with God, both in the past and even in our present time. Because Israel was so unfaithful and played the harlot, God foretold–through Moses and the prophets–that they would cease to be His people and be scattered throughout the earth (Deut. 28:64-65; 30:1-5; Psalm 106:26-27). Hosea’s relationship with his unfaithful wife graphically illustrates what Israel has become to God, and the name of each of his children represent Israel’s resulting judgment:

    1. Jezreel (God sows or will scatter seed)–God scattered Israel across the nations
    2. Lo-ruhammah (without compassion and mercy) They will be without the compassion and mercy of God
    3. Lo-ammi (not my people) Israel ceased to be God’s people

    The ten tribes of the northern house of Israel were banished to Assyria for their unfaithfulness (2 Kings 17), and from there they have been dispersed throughout the nations. To this day, many of the descendants of the northern 10 tribes are unaware of their identity. In time they will know, and God will bring the two houses back together–Israel and Judah (Hosea 1:10-11). God will then marry them again, but this time with an everlasting covenant (Hosea 2:14-23).

    This is just a brief snapshot of the entire story. I encourage you to look more into it because it will connect the entire Bible into one beautiful story. It is spoken of all throughout Moses, the prophets, the gospels, and even in Paul’s letters (especially Romans 9-11). I intend to go into more detail on my blog in the near future.

  6. I recently watched Amazing Love which has the story of Hosea in it. Then a friend of mine suggested I read Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers, which is an allegory of the same story.

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